A Cordyceps Militaris Recipe Perfect for After Your Next Workout
Why You Will Love This Cordyceps Militaris Recipe After a Workout
Cordyceps militaris isn’t a mushroom that most people are accustomed to cooking for dinner, but it’s one that has definitely made its way into our meals and snacks. If you’re an athlete, you’ll love the Cordyceps militaris recipe we’re sharing today. While you aren’t likely to find fresh Cordyceps at your local farmers market, and even dried ones can be hard to source in some areas, that’s OK. Our Certified Organic Cordyceps militaris tincture is an easy, convenient way to take this mushroom — whether it’s straight-up, in water, or in the recipe we’re sharing today. Before we get to the Cordyceps militaris recipe itself, let’s review some of the highlights of this bright, vibrant mushroom.
Cordyceps Militaris Highlights
Cordyceps is a mushroom with adaptogenic qualities, meaning it can help your body adapt to stress, naturally.* It has long been a valued botanical in traditional Chinese herbalism, and its modern uses include:
- Supports cellular energy and endurance*
- Enhances the body’s natural metabolic systems*
- Supports our bodies with fighting daily stress*
- Supports lung capacity and oxygen uptake*
- Used to support athletic performance*
Now do you see why this recipe was created for after a workout? It’s one you’ll eagerly await, from warm-up to cooldown.
Protein-Packed Chia Pudding with Cordyceps Militaris Recipe
This chia pudding is a much-loved Cordyceps militaris recipe — it’s easy to make, super tasty and packed with nutrition. We created this dish for an after-workout snack or small meal, but you can eat it any time of day. Try it for quick breakfasts on the go, afternoon treats when you’re craving sweets or an after-dinner pick-me-up. This chia pudding also requires no cooking and no special equipment, so you can whip it up in a hotel room, dorm, campsite or office kitchen, too.
Thick and creamy, it boasts plenty of fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. It makes two servings, so you can save one for later or share it with a friend.
The best part is how versatile it is. You can top the chia pudding with anything you have on hand. In summer, stir in some cardamom and ginger, and add chopped fresh peaches on top. In winter, stir in pears and chai spices. Strawberries and peanut butter. Chocolate chips, raspberries and coconut flakes. Peppermint and cocoa powder… there’s no wrong way to eat it! Just don’t forget to add our Cordyceps militaris tincture.
10 minutes to prepare plus 1 hour to refrigerate
½ cup chia seeds
2 servings protein powder of choice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons maple syrup, honey or your sweetener of choice
2 cups oat, soy or almond milk
2 servings Cordyceps militaris tincture
Pinch of salt
Toppings (choose as many as you like)
- Fresh fruit
- Shredded coconut
- Fruit puree or jam
- Nut butter
- Slivered almonds
- Cocoa powder
- Mini chocolate chips
In a medium container with a lid, combine all the ingredients. Stir every couple of minutes for about 10 minutes. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Divide into two bowls and garnish as desired.
If your chia pudding gets too thick in the refrigerator, thin it with water or milk (start with about 2 tablespoons). Eat within three days.
Pro tip: When choosing a tincture for this Cordyceps militaris recipe or for daily use, know what to look for. Our products use only 100% Cordyceps militaris fruiting bodies, never mycelium, so you get only the “good stuff.” We’re proudly the largest Cordyceps militaris mushroom farm in the Western Hemisphere — and the only one that has been Certified Organic. If you try this Cordyceps militaris recipe, share it on Instagram and be sure to tag us!